Seeking unfulfilled childhood needs
Our bodies are built for love: as young children we have a built in need to be loved by others, and later, as adults, we are gratified by loving ourselves and others, especially children. Pretty amazing isn't it? There seems to be a natural flow to love among human beings. The teddy bear above is covered with the various forms of loving care needed by young children. If these needs go unfulfilled, they may carry into adulthood as "empty pits" that seek that missing "something" to be supplied by other people, activities, substances, thought, things, or feeling states. Inability to find fulfillment in life can be evidence of early childhood need denial or deprivation. It blocks our flow of love.
Getting back in touch with that flow is not quick or easy. It requires a loving and supportive holding environment that offers personal safety and interpersonal connection while reflecting each member's inherent value and unique gifts. In essence, it takes a "village" to support a recovering adult through the process of re-embodying their full capacity for loving him or her self. Find out more about the process by viewing on this website the two "sense-a-books" I Simply Am ...not who I think I am and Discovering Life Before Death.
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